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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Camden_County,_Missouri|Camden County]]''  
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Guide to '''Camden County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}  
 
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Camden County  
 
| county = Camden County  
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| state = Missouri
 
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| founded year = 1841
 
| founded year = 1841
 
| founded date = January 29
 
| founded date = January 29
| seat = Camdenton
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| seat = [[Camdenton, Missouri|Camdenton]]
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| building image = MissouriCamdenCourthouse.jpg
| building address = Camden County Courthouse<br> 1 Court Circuit<br>Camdenton, MO 65020<br>Phone: 573.346.4440 <br>[http://www.camdenmo.org/ '''Camden County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Camden County Courthouse<br> 1 Court Circuit<br>Camdenton, MO 65020<br>Phone: 573.346.4440 <br>[http://www.camdenmo.org/ '''Camden County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Camden County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Camden County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Camden County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Camden County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Camden County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Camden County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Camden County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1902
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1902
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
<br><br><br>County Records has marriage and divorce records from 1902; <br>Probate Judge has probate records from 1902; Clerk Circuit Court<br>has court records from 1902; Tompkins Abstract Office has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, Missouri. Page 398 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Records has marriage and divorce records from 1902; Probate Judge has probate records from 1902; Clerk of the Circuit Court has court records from 1902; Tompkins Abstract Office has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, Missouri. Page 398 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1841--'''Camden County was created 29 January 1841&nbsp;from [[Benton County, Missouri|Benton]] and [[Pulaski County, Missouri|Pulaski]] Counties. {{nowrap|'''County seat:''' Camdenton. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>}} Camden County was originally named [[Kinderhook County, Missouri|Kinderhook]] County. It was renamed in 1843.  
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'''1841''' Camden County was created 29 January 1841 from [[Benton County, Missouri Genealogy|Benton]] and [[Pulaski County, Missouri Genealogy|Pulaski]] Counties. {{nowrap|'''County seat:''' Camdenton. <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>}} Camden County was originally named [[Kinderhook County, Missouri Genealogy|Kinderhook]] County. It was renamed in 1843.  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Camden County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1902''' Courthouse burned.  Some deeds were re-recorded in 1902.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Camden, Camdenton|place|disp=Camdenton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Camden, Linn Creek|place|disp=Linn Creek}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Camden, Macks Creek|place|disp=Macks Creek}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Missouri, Camden, Stoutland|place|disp=Stoutland}}
  
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Benton County, Missouri|Benton]]  
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[[Benton County, Missouri Genealogy|Benton]] {{•}} [[Dallas County, Missouri Genealogy|Dallas]] {{•}} [[Hickory County, Missouri Genealogy|Hickory]] {{•}} [[Laclede County, Missouri Genealogy|Laclede]] {{•}} [[Miller County, Missouri Genealogy|Miller]] {{•}} [[Morgan County, Missouri Genealogy|Morgan]] {{•}} [[Pulaski County, Missouri Genealogy|Pulaski]]  
*[[Dallas County, Missouri|Dallas]]  
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{{MOCamden, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
*[[Hickory County, Missouri|Hickory]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Laclede County, Missouri|Laclede]]  
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*[[Miller County, Missouri|Miller]]  
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==== Biographies<br>  ====
*[[Morgan County, Missouri|Morgan]]  
 
*[[Pulaski County, Missouri|Pulaski]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/camden-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Camden County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1411&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|426332|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1411 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://camden.mogenweb.org/cemeteries.html MOGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Camden+Missouri&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=Camden&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/camden/camdcem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/camden.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/camden.htm MOInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=15 MNGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20156&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=66&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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These sites contain lists of many of the cemeteries in Camden, as well as photographs and lists of burials.<br>  
 
These sites contain lists of many of the cemeteries in Camden, as well as photographs and lists of burials.<br>  
  
http://camden.mogenweb.org/cemeteries.html
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moccga/ Camden County Genealogical Association, Cemeteries]<br>
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moccga/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moccga/]<br><br><br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5674 Camden County, Missouri, Cemetery Records, Vol. 1] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Genealogy Cemeteries
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
Camden County Missouri contained many churches over the years. Many small local churches were created and disbanded over the years. Known churches currently include.
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{{MO Church Intro}}
 
 
'''Missionary Baptist Churches in&nbsp;Mack's Creek'''
 
 
 
The first known &nbsp;congregation was originally organized in September 1873 and held meetings in private homes and in the Mack's Creek School House until August 1880. For some reason this group disbanded in 1880. Founding members included Ben Allison, Martha Allison, Alfred Catron, Sarah Catron,&nbsp;Lucinda Catron, George Catron, George Heffner,&nbsp; and Elders Joe Miller, L.J. Tatum, and W.W. Palmer.
 
 
 
The same month this congregation disbanded, another Missionary Baptist Church was formed in Mack's Creek. This church continued until 1886. Known members were Elders J.M. Russell, J.M. Stincipher, and William West, as well as members J.E. Fowler and A.W. Kain.
 
  
The present&nbsp; Mack's Creek Missionary Baptist Church was organized on January 24, 1910.  
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Camden County Missouri contained many churches over the years. Many small local churches were created and disbanded over the years. Known churches currently include:
  
There were eight different Baptist meetings in and around Macks Creek.
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'''Missionary Baptist Churches in Mack's Creek'''
  
Source: "The Builders, A History of Mack's Creek 1872-1972." Mack's Creek Lions Club  
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The first known congregation was originally organized in September 1873 and held meetings in private homes and in the Mack's Creek School House until August 1880. This group disbanded in 1880. Founding members included Ben Allison, Martha Allison, Alfred Catron, Sarah Catron, Lucinda Catron, George Catron, George Heffner, and Elders Joe Miller, L.J. Tatum, and W.W. Palmer. The same month this congregation disbanded, another Missionary Baptist Church was formed in Mack's Creek. This church continued until 1886. Known members were Elders J.M. Russell, J.M. Stincipher, and William West, as well as members J.E. Fowler and A.W. Kain. The present Mack's Creek Missionary Baptist Church was organized on January 24, 1910. There were eight different Baptist meetings in and around Mack's Creek. Source: "The Builders, A History of Mack's Creek 1872-1972." Mack's Creek Lions Club  
  
 
'''Other Camden County Churches:'''  
 
'''Other Camden County Churches:'''  
  
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jgood/churches_camden.html http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jgood/churches_camden.html]  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jgood/churches_camden.html Churches of Camden County]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
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*Biographies from [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/camden-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp The History of Camden County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
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*Camden County Historical Society (Camden, Missouri). ''Camden county historian&nbsp;: A History of Camdenton''. Camden, Missouri&nbsp;: [s.n.], 1977.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3451919 Family Search] (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mocamden.jpg|900px|Mocamden.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Camden_County Camden County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Camden_County Camden County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
  
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Camden County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Camden County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-camden-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Camden County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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'''''Regiments'''''<br>
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Service men in Camden County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Camden County, Missouri:<br>
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:- [[29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company K
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:- [[9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company A
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:- [[47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company B
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:- [[47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company D
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:- [[47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company E
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:- [[47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)|47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company G
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company H
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:- [[8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company I
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:- [[9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)|9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company K<br>
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Camden}}
  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] from the early 1900's covering local news that included residents from Camden County communities.<br>
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14201 Jefferson City newspapers] from the early 1900's covering local news that included residents from Camden County communities.<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1854 - 1882''' Camden County Marriage Book 2 Index 1854-1882. Batch {{IGI|M514711}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissouria.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf]].</ref>
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
  
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*'''1834 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
 
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moccga/ The Camden County Genealogical Association] was formed in 2004 and meets the third Saturday of every other month at the Camden County Library in Camdenton.
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*Camden County Genealogical Association<br>P.O. Box 3316<br>Camdenton, MO 65020<br>Email: [mailto:camdencountygenealogy@yahoo.com camdencountygenealogy@yahoo.com]<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~moccga/ Website]<br>
  
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*Camden County Historical Society & Museum<br>P.O. Box 1094<br>Linn Creek, MO 64052-1094<br>[http://www.camdencountymuseum.org/ Website]
  
:Camden County Genealogical Association<br>Post Office Box 3316&nbsp;<br>Camdenton, MO 65020<br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Osage Beach Missouri Family History Center]]
 
*[[Osage Beach Missouri Family History Center]]
  
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:camden+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="30%" | [http://camden.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/camden/camden.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Camden/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Camden/ Linkpendium]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/camden/ CyndisList]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/camden-county/ StateofUS]
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Camden-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=194704&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Camden%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Camden+county%2C+missouri WorldCat]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Camden Missouri" and search catalog.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 15:51, 11 December 2017

United States
Missouri
Camden County

Guide to Camden County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Camden County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Camden County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1841
County Seat Camdenton
Courthouse
MissouriCamdenCourthouse.jpg
Address Camden County Courthouse
1 Court Circuit
Camdenton, MO 65020
Phone: 573.346.4440
Camden County Website


County Information

Camden County, Missouri Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1902 1830 1849 1902

County Courthouse


County Records has marriage and divorce records from 1902; Probate Judge has probate records from 1902; Clerk of the Circuit Court has court records from 1902; Tompkins Abstract Office has land records.[2]

History

Parent County

1841 Camden County was created 29 January 1841 from Benton and Pulaski Counties. County seat: Camdenton. [3] Camden County was originally named Kinderhook County. It was renamed in 1843.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1902 Courthouse burned. Some deeds were re-recorded in 1902.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Towns:

Branch
Camdenton
Climax Springs
Hurricane Deck
Kaiser
Lake Ozark
Linn Creek
Macks Creek
Montreal
Osage Beach
Richland
Stoutland
Sunrise Beach
Village of Four Seasons


Unincorporated Communities:

Branch
Hurricane Deck
Kaiser
Montreal


Townships:

Adair
Auglaize
Jackson
Jasper
Kiheka
Niangua
Osage
Osceola
Pawhuska
Russell
Warren

Neighboring Counties

Benton  • Dallas  • Hickory  • Laclede  • Miller  • Morgan  • Pulaski

Moniteau CountyMaries CountyCamden CountyOsage CountyCole CountyPhelps CountyTexas CountyPulaski CountyMiller CountyDade CountyDallas CountyPolk CountyGreene CountyCedar CountyHickory CountyWebster CountyMorgan CountyPettis CountySt. Clair CountyHenry CountyBenton CountyWright CountyLaclede CountyMOCamden.jpg

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MOGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MOGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MOInterment
MNGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information.

These sites contain lists of many of the cemeteries in Camden, as well as photographs and lists of burials.

Census

For tips on accessing Camden County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Camden County Missouri contained many churches over the years. Many small local churches were created and disbanded over the years. Known churches currently include:

Missionary Baptist Churches in Mack's Creek

The first known congregation was originally organized in September 1873 and held meetings in private homes and in the Mack's Creek School House until August 1880. This group disbanded in 1880. Founding members included Ben Allison, Martha Allison, Alfred Catron, Sarah Catron, Lucinda Catron, George Catron, George Heffner, and Elders Joe Miller, L.J. Tatum, and W.W. Palmer. The same month this congregation disbanded, another Missionary Baptist Church was formed in Mack's Creek. This church continued until 1886. Known members were Elders J.M. Russell, J.M. Stincipher, and William West, as well as members J.E. Fowler and A.W. Kain. The present Mack's Creek Missionary Baptist Church was organized on January 24, 1910. There were eight different Baptist meetings in and around Mack's Creek. Source: "The Builders, A History of Mack's Creek 1872-1972." Mack's Creek Lions Club

Other Camden County Churches:

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Camden County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.

  • Biographies from The History of Camden County, Missouri (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
  • Camden County Historical Society (Camden, Missouri). Camden county historian : A History of Camdenton. Camden, Missouri : [s.n.], 1977.

Maps

Mocamden.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments
Service men in Camden County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Camden County, Missouri:

- 29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 29th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 9th Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 47th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 6th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company I
- 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company H
- 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company I
- 9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company K
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Camden County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

  • Camden County Historical Society & Museum
    P.O. Box 1094
    Linn Creek, MO 64052-1094
    Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Camden County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Missouri Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Camden County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Major genealogy resource library, located in Indiana. On home page enter "Camden Missouri" and search catalog.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Camden County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Camden County, Missouri Genealogy
GeneaBloggers enter "missouri" in the search box to see a list and links to Missouri Blogs
Google+ Missouri Genealogy Network Community
Facebook list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search
Ancestry.com Camden County Message Board

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, Missouri. Page 398 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.